NSA Leak Spooks Terrorists

    FILE - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this June 18, 2013 file photo. U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to salvage their surveillance of al-Qaida and other terrorists who are working frantically to change how they communicate after a National Security Agency contractor leaked details of two NSA spying programs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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    Members of al Qaeda and pretty much every other terrorist organization are now reportedly switching up their communication tactics in response to the leaked details of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. According to two anonymous U.S. intelligence officials, this poses a major problem for keeping an eye on operatives and staying ahead of potential plots. The officials would not explain what exactly the terrorists are doing—switching their email accounts or cellphone providers, for example—but did specify that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the organization’s Yemeni branch, was one of the first to change.

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